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Cumberland County Authorities End Stolen Goods Ring

Posted June 13, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— The man police say was in charge of stealing a house full of goods will face charges.

Cumberland County deputies busted a stolen property ring working out of this house on Owen Drive in Fayetteville. Inside, deputies found new home furnishings worth more than $100,000.

Earlier, they captured the suspected ring leader, Isaac Nesby, after a high speed chase. Deputies say Nesby himself is an escapee from Bennettsville, South Carolina. There are also outstanding warrants on him from surrounding counties.

In this case, investigators believe thieves rented moving trucks and swiped furnishings from mobile homes on sales lots. Right now deputies are spending their time sifting through the belongings and trying to figure out where they were stolen from. Chief Deputy Cuyler Windham says the majority of the goods came from Cumberland and surrounding counties.

Deputies took seven people into custody, but released five Friday night, pending further investigation.